Bob Barker rushed to hospital a second time this month due to a crash in 2017
On Sunday, Bob Barker, the retired host of “The Price Is Right,” was rushed to the hospital for the second time in less than a month. It’s been reported that this time it was for severe back pain.
His manager said the back pain he suffered was related to his 2017 fall. At the time, Barker had fallen and hit his head in the bathroom of his home.
Bob Barker, 94, was rushed to Cedars-Sinai hospital by ambulance on Sunday afternoon, TMZ reports. The retired star’s manager said he was "doing better now" since being under the doctor's care.
Barker’s severe back pain is said to be related to his 2017 fall. Last year, the star had slipped and hit his head in the bathroom of his Hollywood Hills, California home.
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. At the time, he’d managed to call 911 on his own and paramedics looked him over at the scene.
His housekeeper drove him to the hospital. Two years before that, Barker fell while walking outside near his home in the morning.
He split his forehead open but luckily for him the Los Angeles Police Department officers happened to be driving by and saw him fall. The police officers applied first aid on him until paramedics got to the scene.
He was then rushed to Cedars-Sanai to receive treatment on the one-and-a-half-inch laceration on his forehead and his injured knee. This year, on October 10, an ambulance was sent to his home for a "non-emergency back problem."
Neighbors have claimed to have not seen Barker outside his home for several months because. It’s believed that the star has found it harder to walk without assistance.
On October 22, paramedics were called to the former host’s home after he suffered a "major flare in back pain" after he woke up that morning. He was taken to Cedars-Sinai for further treatment by paramedics but he was back home the next day.
In 2006, Barker retired from hosting “The Price is Right” after more than five decades on television, leaving Drew Carey as the new host. Besides making headlines for his health scares, the former host has been in the news for his philanthropic efforts.
In May, he donated $1 million to his alma mater, Dury University in Missouri. Part of the donation will be used to establish a new scholarship fund in honor of Barker's late wife, Dorothy Jo Barker.
For his fall last year, the star didn’t go to the hospital via ambulance because he didn’t want to pay for the trip. That’s why he got his housekeeper to drive him there.
At the time, it was reported that he suffered no blood or visible injuries during the fall; however, he was pretty shaken up.